2015 Around the Bay Road Race HSR Detours on March 29th

This summarizes detours due to the Around the Bay Road Race. As in past years, this event consists of both a 30k run and a 5k run. More »

Spring 2015 Schedule Changes

The Hamilton Street Railway has issued the Spring 2015 edition of their quarterly Bus News, which has arrived on HSR buses and at transit terminals... More »

MacNab Transit Terminal Extended Hours End March 31st

The City of Hamilton is planning to extend the operating hours of the passenger waiting building in the downtown Dec 1st... More »

Get Your PRESTO Card at Fortinos in Hamilton

Did you know that you can now purchase and reload your PRESTO card at local Fortinos stores in Hamilton? More »

Progress in Hamilton

Metrolinx is investing in Hamilton to improve access to transit and help create an integrated transportation system for all in the GTHA. More »

 

2015 Holiday Service Schedule for Easter Weekend

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As a reminder, the Hamilton Street Railway will be operating on a holiday schedule for the Good Friday on April 3rd. On this date many routes will be operating with reduced frequencies while some routes will not be operating at all. The HSR will be operating on a regular Sunday schedule on Sunday April 5th for Easter Sunday and will be operating on a regular weekday schedule on Easter Monday, April 6th.

The following routes will not be in service on Good Friday or Easter Sunday:

West 5th and Fennell Construction Detours Routes 20/21/33 Thru September

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On Monday, March 23rd, Hamilton’s Public Works Department began work on West 5th Street between Brantdale Avenue and Wembley Road and on Fennell Avenue between the Mohawk College entrance and West 3rd Street. Effective Monday, March 30th, 2015 and until approximately early September, turning restrictions will be in effect at West 5th Street at Fennell Avenue as a result of road construction. Due to these restrictions, routes 20 A-LINE EXPRESS, 21 UPPER KENILWORTH, and 33 SANATORIUM will be on detour.

Routes 1/5C/51 Detoured on McMaster Campus March 26th

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Effective Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 7:00AM to 4:00PM, University Avenue from Forsyth Avenue to College Crescent (McMaster University) Southbound Traffic Only will be closed due to construction. Routes 1 KING, 5C DELAWARE and 51 UNIVERSITY will be detoured during this time.

Spring 2015 Schedule Changes

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The Hamilton Street Railway has issued the Spring 2015 edition of their quarterly Bus News, which has arrived on HSR buses and at transit terminals. The digital edition of the Bus New is not online yet. There are minor changes to the schedules of many routes.

Below are the changes that will take effect Sunday March 29th, 2015.

2015 Around the Bay Road Race HSR Detours on March 29th

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This summarizes detours due to the Around the Bay Road Race. As in past years, this event consists of both a 30k run (approximately 9,000 runners entered) and a 5k run (approximately 2,500 runners entered).

THIRTY KILOMETRE RACE

The 30K race will start at York and Caroline and will continue east on York, north on James and east on Burlington Street (the diversion via Guise and Dock Service Road will not be used this year). The race will then exit Burlington Street to Woodward Avenue and then continue with the routing that has been used in previous years.

At 9:30 AM, the race starts at York/Caroline and proceeds as described above. No traffic will be allowed through on the cross streets while the runners are on James (Cannon and Barton) at the start of the race for a period of about 15-20 minutes while the runners clear the intersections.

Centennial and West 5th Construction Projects Starting March 23rd

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Two lengthy construction projects starting on March 23rd may result in delays to multiple routes in both the area of Eastgate Transit Terminal and Mohawk College.

On Monday, March 23rd, Hamilton’s Public Works Department will resume a two-year construction project on Centennial Parkway between King and Barton Streets that began last year. The work involves the replacement of sewers as well as the installation of a new trunk water main and full road reconstruction including curbs and sidewalks. 

Between March and July the Centennial Pkwy and Queenston Road intersection will be under construction with reduced lanes and turn restrictions when necessary. Centennial Pkwy south of Queenston Road to King Street will also be reduced to one lane in each direction for the duration of the project. 

There may also be minor HSR delays in the area during the construction period.  The HSR transit terminal at Eastgate Square will be affected by the construction but will remain open to buses and riders. 

2015 Around the Bay Road Race Burlington Transit Detours on March 29th

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This summarizes detours due to the Around the Bay Road Race. As in past years, this event consists of both a 30k run (approximately 9,000 runners entered) and a 5k run (approximately 2,500 runners entered).

THIRTY KILOMETRE RACE

The 30K race will start at York and Caroline at 9:30 AM and will continue east on York, north on James, east on Guise, east on Dock Service Road, south on Ferguson and east on Burlington Street. The race will then exit Burlington Street to Woodward Avenue and then continue with the routing that has been used in previous years.

No traffic will be allowed through on the cross streets while the runners are on James (Cannon and Barton) at the start of the race for a period of about 15-20 minutes while the runners clear the intersections.

Concession Construction Detours Routes 23/24/25 May 25th – September

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Effective Monday, March 2nd, 2015 and until December 2015, Concession Street from Upper Wellington Street to Upper Sherman Avenue will be under construction. This will result in closures of Concession Street during certain stages of the project. At various times, HSR routes will have to detour.

The initial works to be done beginning on March 2, 2015 will only have traffic impacts along Concession Street which will cause delays. Beginning April 7th, 2015 sections of Concession Street will begin to close. Below are the approximate dates and detours of the affected routes.

Concession Construction Detours Routes 23/24 April 7 – May 24th

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Effective Monday, March 2nd, 2015 and until December 2015, Concession Street from Upper Wellington Street to Upper Sherman Avenue will be under construction. This will result in closures of Concession Street during certain stages of the project. At various times, HSR routes will have to detour.

The initial works to be done beginning on March 2, 2015 will only have traffic impacts along Concession Street which will cause delays. Beginning April 7th, 2015 sections of Concession Street will begin to close. Below are the approximate dates and detours of the affected routes.

Report: Unproductive Routes Not Getting a Fair Shake?

As part of the March 6 General Issues Committee meeting relating to the 2015 Budget, the Hamilton Ten Year Local Transit Strategy report will be discussed. One of the items requested by council as the last meeting was a list of under-performing routes, which is listed below from the report.

In a vacuum this information is meaningless.

A route, which is runs at an extremely low frequency, uneven frequency, has a confusing routing or runs only at certain times of the day, is bound to have a challenge drawing passengers.

I personally live on Wentworth and have a stop of the 12 WENTWORTH steps from my front door. I don’t ride the bus that often because the bus doesn’t run when I want to make use of it. I would gladly use this service to get to the 10 B-LINE EXPRESS and make my way to Eastgate, but I would only make that trip on the weekend. This bus only runs on weekdays during peak periods. My wife used to work at Victoria and Main, so this bus was perfect for her. Unfortunately the bus stopped running in the morning about 30 minutes before she needed to leave for work.

A bus that doesn’t run when I need to use it isn’t much use.